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The Discovery of Penicillin

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In this video segment adapted from A Science Odyssey, learn what led British researcher Alexander Fleming to the chance discovery of antibacterial properties of ...

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A Science Odyssey: “Matters of Life and Death”

This media asset was adapted from the A Science Odyssey: Matters of Life and Death.


Adapted from A Science Odyssey: “Matters of Life and Death” Third party materials courtesy of AkzoNobel, BBC Motion Gallery, Film/Audio Services, Inc., Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, National Library of Medicine, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology at Oxford University, Tony Stone/Getty Images, and WPA Film Library.

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Contributor: WGBH Educational Foundation-grayscale

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